Category: “A brilliant model” at work: November 2013 – October 2014

Gone, but never to be forgotten…

[hupso_hide][hupso title="Short title" url="the URL"] [caption id="attachment_19968" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Bishop John Nevins (left) performs a mass in Immokalee on January 15, 2007, during his final days as bishop of the Diocese of Venice. Bishop Nevins passed away this past Tuesday at his residence in Venice, FL.[/caption] Bishop John Nevins has passed away, but his commitment to social justice and to >> Read More

The spotlight shines on the Fair Food Standards Council in must-read piece in Sarasota Magazine!

[hupso_hide][hupso title="Short title" url="the URL"] photos: Sarasota Magazine Beau McHan, Harvest Manager, Pacific Tomato Growers on the FFSC auditors: “They’re extremely thorough.  Other auditors or inspectors might just poke their heads in, but these guys talk to pretty much every worker. Then they check their records with our office.” In a must-read, well-written, wide-ranging article published in this month's issue >> Read More

Boot the Braids!… Student-led Wendy’s campaign set to hit the road running this coming school year!

[hupso_hide][hupso title="Immokalee prepares for #2014Encuentro! Students & youth from #FairFoodNation make plans for @Wendys this fall..." url=""] With the annual Student/Farmworker Alliance "Encuentro" just around the corner, student and youth leaders of the Fair Food Nation train their sights on Wendy's with an echo of the seminal "Boot the Bell" campus-based movement...  [caption id="attachment_19941" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Members of the Student/Farmworker >> Read More

Ohio Freedom School scholars take up the Fair Food banner!

[hupso_hide][hupso title="#Ohio Freedom School scholars take up #FairFood banner!" url=""] 40+ youth march through streets of Columbus to local Wendy's, are barred from entering store... From the Tour de Fair Food in Denver earlier this month to July's convergence of young food justice leaders in Albuquerque, young consumers across the country have taken to the streets this summer to send a message to Wendy's: We care about poverty and exploitation behind the >> Read More

Northern sojourn builds CIW bonds with Maine small farmers, Vermont dairy workers…

[hupso_hide][hupso title=".@CIW heads to VT, ME to build bonds with sm farmers & dairy workers!" url=""] [caption id="attachment_19905" align="aligncenter" width="550"] CIW member Santiago Perez rakes wild, low-bush blueberries in a small field in the Blue Hill peninsula of "Downeast" Maine during the CIW delegation's visit to the area last week. The delegation met with Maine family farmers to discuss the >> Read More

“Food Chains” private screenings in San Francisco, LA pack the house with food movement, farmworker organizing luminaries!

[hupso_hide][hupso title=".@FoodChainsFilm priv screenings in SF, LA pack the house!" url=""] San Francisco press calls film an "incredibly moving documentary"; Dolores Huerta pledges to "joyfully promote the film and the Fair Food campaign"!... [caption id="attachment_19891" align="aligncenter" width="550"] From left to right, Smriti Keshari (producer, "Food Chains"), former US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, CIW co-founder Lucas Benitez, David Damian Figueroa (MALDEF, >> Read More

“Tour de Fair Food” rocks Wendy’s in Denver!

[hupso_hide][hupso title="Short title" url="the URL"] Denver Fair Food does it again with another wildly creative protest, this time demanding that Wendy's stop stalling and join the Fair Food Program... Last week the streets of Denver were filled with ponytailed, red-haired bikers on a circuit ride for justice, as members of the city's incredible Denver Fair Food crew toured Wendy's restaurants >> Read More

100 youth leaders from national food movement march on Wendy’s in Albuquerque, NM!

[hupso_hide][hupso title="100 youth leaders from national food movement march on @Wendys! " url=""] Rooted in Community (RIC) makes Wendy's a stop on its annual Youth Summit march! [caption id="attachment_19866" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Gerardo Reyes of the CIW (left, in dark shirt) speaks to RIC members following last week's march on Wendy's.[/caption] Rooted in Community (RIC) is a national network of young >> Read More

“Food Chains” private screening in NYC brings out a VIP crowd…

[hupso_hide][hupso title="@FoodChainsFilm private screening in NYC recruits powerful new allies to the #FairFoodNation!" url=""] Screening recruits powerful new allies in the fight for Fair Food! [caption id="attachment_19857" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of the Nation, addresses the crowd ahead of the private screening of the documentary "Food Chains" in Manhattan this past Tuesday.[/caption] These past few weeks, >> Read More

Fair Food Program featured on Catapult’s front page!

[hupso_hide][hupso title="#FairFoodProgram featured on @WeCatapult's front page! Help #farmworker women end #sexualharassment in the fields today!" url=""] First, as a brief refresher:  Earlier this year, we got connected with Catapult, the World Wide Web's premier crowdfunding site for women's rights, curated by the likes of everyone from Beyónce Knowles to John Legend.  Big names aside -- at its core, this >> Read More